It Happened One Night (1934)

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A spoiled heiress running away from her family is helped by a man who is actually a reporter in need of a story.


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  • Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert in It Happened One Night (1934)
  • Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert in It Happened One Night (1934)
  • Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert in It Happened One Night (1934)
  • Claudette Colbert in It Happened One Night (1934)
  • Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert in It Happened One Night (1934)
  • Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert in It Happened One Night (1934)

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13 September 2001 | Snow Leopard
A Pleasant, Funny Classic
This is a pleasant, funny classic that shows it age only slightly, and that has a lot of scenes you can look forward to each time that you see it. Gable and Colbert each get roles that are nicely suited to them, and are well-remembered for their performances. The supporting cast also rounds out the picture with some good character acting.

The cross-country trip on the bus and via other assorted methods is fun to watch, with several nice vignettes that complement the main story line. (The atmosphere on the long bus trip is done especially well.) The plot is of course not meant to be taken too seriously in itself, but it comes in very handy for setting up good characters and comedy.

It all comes across as effortlessly entertaining romantic comedy, with some classic scenes and characters you learn to care for in spite of their mistakes.

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